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CHICAU BORREGO, Carla  and  SILVA, Carlos. Psychometric properties of the basketball portuguese version of the motivational climate scale for youth sports. CPD [online]. 2012, vol.12, suppl.1, pp.5-8. ISSN 1989-5879.

The present study analyses the psychometric properties of the Portuguese athletes of basketball version of the Motivational Climate Scale for Youth Sports (MCSYS). The sample comprises 441baskeball athletes (206 males and 235 females), with a mean age of 14.40 (SD= 1.27). The methods used in the MCSYS, validation process were: committee approach, internal consistency reliability via the Cronbach alpha coefficients, exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. According to literature, the analysis of the general reliability of the MCSYS and its dimensions generated adequate results, since all Cronbach alpha levels exceeded the value of 0.70. The factor validity indicatives, obtained through confirmatory factorial analysis, were acceptable for all indices. Lastly, we found preliminary support for the validity of the construct of the MCSYS, which is sufficient evidence to justify its use to measure the motivational climate in young Portuguese basketball athletes.

Keywords : Motivational Climate; Validation; Young; Athletes.

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